USC Upstate News

Evening Degree/Certification Program in Elementary Education Easily Accessible at USC Upstate

04- 08- 2008

Spartanburg, S.C. – A part-time, evening program offered by the University of South Carolina Upstate allows students to complete coursework for earning a degree/certification in elementary education in as little as three years and often while working in their current positions.

Career changers are now being recruited for the Evening Degree/Certification Program in Elementary Education with optional add-on Learning Disabilities certification, which is now in the planning stages for a cohort to begin Maymester of 2008 at the University Center of Greenville and at the main campus in Spartanburg.

All courses that are scheduled during the fall and spring will be arranged in an evening time slot for convenience. Courses will be held at the University Center of Greenville and at the main USC Upstate campus in Spartanburg which will make attending classes convenient. This group of teacher candidates will progress through the program together as a cohort. This cohort model establishes a cohesive, collegial group which encourages supportive relationships to form.

Financial assistance may be available through Federal and State sources including career changer loans and by Project CREATE grant monies for the optional add-on certification in Learning Disabilities (pending funding).

For more details, contact Dr. Judy Beck, Director of Teacher Education programs at USC Upstate in Greenville, at (864) 503-5113 or jbeck@uscupstate.edu.